FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A controversial abortion bill has officially been signed into law.
Monday morning, Governor Matt Bevin signed house bill five which bans abortions based on the gender, race, or perceived disability of an unborn baby.
Pro-choice organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union have been against this legislation since the beginning, but for others it was a special day.
Angela Minter was supposed to be an aborted baby but the abortion failed.
While she was in college, she says she got pregnant and considered an abortion because it was legal and she felt like it was acceptable to do.
Once her father learned she was pregnant, he told her she shouldn’t end the pregnancy and she didn’t.
Now, her and her daughter are pro-life activists.
“I’m here to say thank you because there will not be discrimination and there will not be a hindrance for us being able to come into this world,” said Angela Minter.
Opponents of this law say it’s unconstitutional and the ACLU is suing to get it overturned.